Two Bend residents were arrested Sunday evening after police found five pounds of marijuana in the car in which they were traveling, the Bend Police Department said.
Brandon Lee Watkins, 27, and Ashley Jena Monnier, 24, were arrested on suspicion of manufacturing, delivery and possession of marijuana after being stopped for a traffic violation. Watkins also was arrested on suspicion of possessing cocaine, and Monnier was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance.
The two were traveling in a black Audi around 5 p.m. when police pulled the car over at Southeast Fifth Street and Southeast Wilson Avenue for not signalling properly, according to a news release.
An officer smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and found a shotgun, cash and a package of marijuana during a search of the car, according to police.
A small amount of cocaine was also found on Watkins, the news release stated, and an illegally possessed prescription pill was found on Monnier.
The two were arrested and taken to the Deschutes County jail.
— Buletin staff reports